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Stanley Dyrector Sheds Light on Hollywood's Darkest Period: Showbiz Scribe and Raconteur Discusses His New Book

Steve Karras | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books
Steve Karras

Stanley Dyrector was made for Hollywood... or Hollywood was made for Stanley Dyrector. The verdict is still out. But the former actor, turned writer and award winning talk show host, has been a part of Tinseltown's narrative as much as he has chronicled it.

Freedom to Make Art, from Oscar to Junot

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ming Holden

Last night's resplendent Academy Awards ceremony put me in mind of a less opulent affair: the Associated Writing Program's annual conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

Steve King Supports Return To McCarthy-Era Investigations Panel

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) appeared to lend support in a recent interview to the re-creation of a congressional committee directly descended from the Ho...

Julius Garfinkle's Integrity

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Blacklisted actor John Garfield, ne Julius Garfinkle, was the subject of a curtain talk at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight following a screening Body and Soul.

Pete Seeger: When Will They Ever Learn?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

While many of the legendary men and women he associated with are gone, Pete Seeger continues his political work with a focus now on environmental endeavors.

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg Documents Radio/TV Diva Gertrude Berg Popular from Great Depression Through McCarthy Era

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg underscores a unique moment in our history when the Jewish experience crossed over into households composed of African Americans and Midwesterners, as they all listened to The Rise of the Goldbergs.

The Centennial of Elia Kazan

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today marks the centennial of director Elia Kazan's birth, and doubtless Hollywood will soon be giving us souped-up special editions of his finest film work, if they haven't already.

Commemorating 15 Years Since the Death of a Political Legend

Aaron Keyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Keyak

Even when it was not politically popular, Bert Coffey held fast to his ideal of a society in which equal opportunity truly existed.

Studs for Obama

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

I asked Studs Terkel, if he were to interview Obama, what would he ask him? That got him going.